Leonardo Worldwide Corporation
At Leonardo, we have a fantastic new opportunity for a Head of Software Quality to join our UK Quality leadership team.
As Head of Software Quality you will join the team to lead, develop, and improve the approach to Software Quality for critical defense applications.
This is a UK wide role and can be based at any of our principal locations with travel as required.
What you’ll do as a Head of Software Quality
In this role you will create, define and deliver the Software Quality Functional Strategy for critical applications.
Leadership roles at this level require broad experience across the lifecycle phases for New Product Introduction (NPI), Delivery (sustaining) and collaboration with other functional leaders.
You will typically have extensive experience of Business Operations and the Software Engineering function. Covering both Delivery (through on-site based teams) and Capability.
Lead the software quality team, responsible for effective planning and communication of company vision and team objectives
Forward thinking strategy ensuring Leonardo develops a strategic advantage and industry disrupters
Create the strategy to grow software Quality knowledge in the organisation (includes recruitment, training, motivating and continuous improvement activities to develop skills and competencies within Software Quality to set highest possible standards for quality, efficiency, technical capability, compliance, and promotion of best practice and knowledge exploitation
Manage the interfaces between the software quality team and other functions for example Engineering and Manufacturing Quality.
Ensure compliance of the approach to both Leonardo and Industry standards and developing a UK wide assurance programme.
What we need from you:
Experience of working with the development and acquisition of software
Extensive knowledge of development lifecycles of software
Knowledge of software development standards, e.g. AQAP-2210, AS9115, DO-178C / ED-12C
Knowledge of quality system standards, e.g. AQAP-2110, AS9100D, ISO 9001
Experience of software process compliance auditing, and software physical/functional configuration auditing
Experience of working in a quality assurance discipline within a design and manufacturing or similar environment preferably in the Defence, Aviation or Automotive Industry
Knowledge and experience of the standards and development of complex electronic hardware, e.g. DO-254
Can drive change programmes, ability to develop and implement strategy.
You must be eligible for full security clearance. For more information and guidance please visit :
Life at Leonardo
With a company funded benefits package, a commitment to learning and development, and a flexible approach to working hours focused on the needs of both our employees and customers, a career with Leonardo has never offered as many opportunities or been more accessible to as many people.
Pension: Award winning pension scheme (up to 10% employer contribution)
Holidays: 25 days plus bank holidays, option to buy/sell leave and to accrue up to 12 additional flexi leave days per year
Flexible Working: Flexible hours with hybrid working options. For part time opportunities, please talk to us
Wellbeing: Employee Assistance Programme, access to Mental Health support, Financial wellbeing support, network groups (Enable, Pride, Equalise, Reservists, Carers)
Lifestyle: Discounted Gym membership, Cycle to work scheme
Company funded flexible benefits: Access to private healthcare, dental schemes, Workplace ISA, Go Green Car Scheme, technology and lifestyle options (£500 annual allowance)
Training: Free access to more than 4000 online courses via Coursera
Referral Incentive: You can earn a reward for successfully referring a friend or family member
Bonus: Scheme in place for all employees at management level and below
For a full list of our Company benefits please visit our website.
Leonardo is a global high-tech company and one of the key players in Aerospace, Defence and Security. Headquartered in Italy, Leonardo has over 45,000 employees, of which 7,000 are based in the UK.
At Leonardo UK, we believe that a diverse and inclusive work environment unlocks our people’s full potential and drives innovation and creativity. We work hard to offer a welcoming, accessible and inclusive place to work for all of our people, creating a culture where everyone can thrive, feel safe and have a sense of belonging and connection.
This is a great opportunity to bring your talents and form an integral part of Leonardo’s future. We can help you develop your skills and offer great opportunities to develop and grow, so why not join us.
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International, multicultural, innovative, technological: this is Leonardo. The company’s passionate and talented team is strongly influenced by STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) expertise, with a diverse range of experience that enables colleagues to share knowledge and know-how across the generations.
Leonardo always wants to expand its talent pool, here you can find the right opportunity for you!